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Linda's Body Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Fantasy Romance Comedy

Linda's Body

Short Film (Full Length) – 1990 Fantasy Romance Comedy

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Performance group The Front Lawn (Don McGlashan, Harry Sinclair) stretch all of their prolific talents in this kooky Truly, Madly, Deeply style short. An eerie body-shifting whistled tune precedes Ben (McGlashan) finding his partner Linda (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) dead in bed. Then things get stranger: Linda’s ghost catches up with an old lover Victor (Sinclair) and faces a life-changing dilemma, while her body — awol with a tennis player on Tamaki Drive — has other plans. The surreal romance was made for TVNZ; it won best short at the 1990 NZ Screen Awards.

I’ve come to see you because I need some advice. You see Linda ... has left her body!
– Ben (Don McGlashan) to Linda's Grandmother (Lawley)

Produced by

  • TVNZ

  • The Front Lawn

Music

Features ‘Haere Mai’, written by Sam Freedman, performed by Bill Wolfgramme & His Hawaiians, vocals by Daphne Walker